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- Ten Speed Press 2011; US$ 21.99
The ultimate guide to creating chibis! They populate manga with chunky bodies, oversized heads, and huge expressive eyes. They're schoolgirls and schoolboys, magical girls and mad scientists, fairies and fighter princesses, cyborgs and sci-fi secret agents, bikers and bad samurais, robots and rebel leaders. They've even got chubby pets and zany... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
Design beautiful, professional-level animated effects with these detailed step-by-step tutorials from former Disney animator and animated effects expert Joseph Gilland. Filled with beautiful, full-color artwork, Elemental Magic, Volume II , breaks down the animated effect process from beginning to end-including booming explosions, gusting winds,... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 93.00
Japanese anime plays a major role in modern popular visual culture and aesthetics, yet this is the first study which sets out to put today?s anime in historical context by tracking the visual links between Edo- and Meiji- period painters and the post-war period animation and manga series ?Gegegeno Kitaro? by Mizuki Shigeru. more...
- Oldcastle Books 2009; US$ 19.99
The animations of Japan?s Studio Ghibli are amongst the highest regarded in the movie industry. Their delightful films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly-anticipated release a guaranteed box-office smash. Yet this highly profitable studio has remained fiercely independent, producing a stream... more...
- Summersdale 2004; US$ 5.99
Cats are better than men—fact. When was the last time you had to tell a cat not to embarrass you in public? Would a cat go out for a night on the tiles and come back smelling of anything worse than a fish supper? more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 21.95
Max Fleischer (1883--1972) was for years considered Walt Disney's only real rival in the world of cartoon animation. The man behind the creation of such legendary characters as Betty Boop and the animation of Popeye the Sailor and Superman, Fleischer asserted himself as a major player in the development of Hollywood entertainment. Out of the Inkwell:... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00
Animators work within a strictly defined, limited space that requires difficult artistic decisions. The blank frame presents a dilemma for all animators, and the decision of what to include and leave out raises important questions about artistry, authorship, and cultural influence. In Animating Space: From Mickey to WALL-E, renowned scholar J. P.... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 25.00
Manga and anime inspire a wide range of creative activities for fans: blogging and contributing to databases, making elaborate cosplay costumes, producing dôjinshi (amateur) manga and scanlations, and engaging in fansubbing and DIY animation. Indeed, fans can no longer be considered passive consumers of popular culture easily duped by corporations... more...